Presenter Eligibility

To be considered, presenters must possess the technical expertise necessary to present on a subject effectively, and meet the following:

  • Be a member of the African diaspora;

  • Have received OR teaches specialized training on subject of presentation; and

  • Have extensive experience including practical application or research involving subject of presentation.

Presenter Benefits

  • Presenters will contribute toward increasing self-sufficiency in our communities

  • Promotion of your/your organization's name and credentials on our website, and in all electronic and print marketing materials, where appropriate

  • Recognition of your expertise by SCSN, BSN and attendees

  • Rights and use of final video presentation

  • Networking opportunities and on-site support for local presenters by attendees

  • All presentations have been provided as in-kind contributions for our community, all presentations provided online only will follow suit. However, to respect the time and energy of those able to host in-person workshops, a financial contribution will be provided from registration fees.

Notification of Selection

Selected presenters (in-person and online) with proposals submitted by September 30 will be notified of their selection by email. 

Selection Criteria

Applications will be selected according to the following criteria:

  • All sections of the application are complete.

  • Presentation description is clearly written.

  • Learning objectives are clearly stated.

  • Session structure and organization are clearly defined.

  • Presenters have sufficient experience and knowledge of the subject matter.

  • Presentation is not used to solely market products or services, and is free from commercial bias.

Call for Presenters

Presentation Topics

We are calling for workshop proposals that offer unique educational experiences for those interested in self-sufficiency.


ONLINE PRESENTERS ONLY - We are seeking current and relevant information within these eight themes:


  • Community Development/Education/Governance

  • Sustainable Land Management/Food Production

  • Economics/Finance

  • Water Purification/Irrigation

  • Alternative Energy Systems

  • Holistic Health/Nutrition

  • Eco-Friendly Building/Construction

  • Waste Management


IN-PERSON PRESENTERS 2021 (Ghana, West Africa) - We are seeking how-to workshop proposals for the following four themes:

  • Sustainable Food Production/Agricultural Systems

  • Eco-Friendly Building/Construction

  • Holistic Health/Nutrition

  • Alternative Energy Systems

Sustainable Community Solutions and the Black Sustainability Network invite you to submit a proposal to present at its 2020 Annual Summit as a presenter online.  


Members of the African diaspora are invited to submit online presentation/workshop proposals between 15 - 25 minutes.

Proposal Submission Deadline

Sept. 30, 2020 11:59pm EST